Stories tagged: Patty Murray
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s Democratic senators criticized the latest version of the nation’s health care system Thursday while Idaho’s Republicans said they need time to study it.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Most Legislatures go into overtime, but the days needed to finish business have crept up over the years
Needing extra time to get the work done has been the rule, not the exception, for the Legislature.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
GSI letter to congressional delegation criticizes House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler said uncertainly over the future of the Affordable Care Act is likely contributing to higher rate increases.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
When he got his chance in Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to question former FBI Director James Comey, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch shifted into trial-attorney mode, parsing the words of …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
A prominent leader of the abstinence-only sex education movement has been appointed to a senior position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, joining several other social conservative …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
The fleet of tankers at Fairchild Air Force Base is about to get bigger as the Air Force has announced plans to transfer 12 more KC-135 tankers to the West …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
The Congressional Budget Office report on a House proposal to replace Obamacare should cause Senate Republicans to rethink their plans, Sen. Patty Murray said.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Lawmakers ask Government Accountability Office to review Hanford cleanup after tunnel collapse.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Last Friday, Washington members of Congress warned about cuts to the Hanford cleanup efforts. Now they’re bracing for proposed cuts when President Donald Trump’s budget is released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Risch wants ‘traitor’ who leaked Russian details identified, McMorris Rodgers calls for Comey testimony
Reports this week deepening President Donald Trump’s Russia troubles drew breathless defenses and rebukes from the Inland Northwest’s congressional delegation Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Sens. Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell call for a special prosecutor after President Trump fires FBI director.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
The executive director of Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center says the hospital could lose more than $627 million a year starting in 2026 when the full impact of the health care …
Sun., April 30, 2017
Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Backed by nearly half of the Senate’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., are introducing revamped legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 and index …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says Congress should say no on money for President Trump’s border wall. Idaho senators reserving judgment until they see the budget deal.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
In a fourth-floor lab at Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy in Spokane, a group of six young women from at least three countries peer into genes and analyze tobacco …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Labrador calls for Congressional vote following U.S. missile attack on Syria; McMorris Rodgers backs action
The morning after American warships bombarded a Syrian air base with cruise missiles Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) questioned the attack, which was not authorized by Congress.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
Today, The Spokesman-Review will start publishing weekly vote tallies of four U.S. representatitives and four U.S. senators representing Washington and Idaho.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
A federal inspector general has launched an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to pull advertising for HealthCare.gov in the closing stretch of this year’s sign-up season, according to a …
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington’s two U.S. senators brought the chemical vapors issue at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to the attention of new Energy Secretary Rick Perry, asking him to improve safety and make …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell tell the Air Force it should send reassigned tankers to Fairchild.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Manufactured outrage is an unhealthy addition to post-election frustration.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
All four senators from Washington and Oregon on Thursday voted against Rick Perry to become energy secretary, saying they worried about his commitment to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers likes President Trump’s call to dream big. Sen. Patty Murray says his speech was full of empty promises.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Sen. Patty Murray says the state must be ready to fight Trump on key state issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. The Senate historian says it was the first time …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees posed unprecedented “complex financial and legal issues” ahead of planned confirmation votes. The long-serving Democrat also advised against …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Washington’s two Democratic senators are being criticized for their votes against a proposal aimed at making it easier to import inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada. The